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OBIT: Stanislav, Jerry A

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    Jerry Stanislav, 91, of West, passed away Monday, July 2, 2007, at West Rest Haven. Rosary and visitation with the family will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at
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      Jerry Stanislav, 91, of West, passed away Monday, July 2, 2007, at
      West Rest Haven. Rosary and visitation with the family will be from
      7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Kotch Funeral Home in West. Mass of
      Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at the
      Church of the Assumption in West with the Rev. Ed Karasek as
      celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery near West.
      Jerry was born Jan. 22, 1916, in West, the son of August "Gus" and
      Christine (Mashek) Stanislav. He graduated from St. Mary's School
      and was the last surviving male member of West High School class of
      1935. On Oct. 15, 1940, he married Estelle (Vanek) Stanislav at the
      Church of the Assumption in West. Jerry was a farmer and rancher
      until 1978. He then drove a bus for the West Independent School
      District for 10 years. He was a lifelong member of the Church of the
      Assumption in West where he served as an usher for many decades. Mr.
      Stanislav's hobbies included watching his sons, and later his
      grandsons, play baseball. He also enjoyed sitting in his recliner
      and watching the Texas Rangers and the Dallas Cowboys. Jerry was
      preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mike Stanislav in 2005; and
      a grandson, Michael Maguire in 1973. He is survived by his wife of
      66 years, Estelle of West; a daughter, Jeanie Maguire and husband,
      Jim of West; one son, Jerry W. Stanislav and wife, Tina of The
      Woodlands; and a daughter-in-law, Karen Stanislav of Waco;
      grandchildren, Kathleen Kruger and husband, Richard of Lorena, Susan
      Cooper of Austin, Brian Maguire and wife, Tracey of Macon, Ga.,
      Scott Stanislav of College Station, and Kyle Stanislav of Waco;
      great-grandchildren, Matt Kruger and wife, Julie of Kingwood, Andrew
      Kruger of College Station, Jason Kruger of Lorena and Chris Cooper
      of Austin; siblings, Tina Needham of Syracuse, N.Y., Lucille Wernet
      of West, and Margaret Clark of Dallas. Memorials may be made to the
      St. Mary's Parish Center in West. You are invited to share your
      thoughts and memories about Jerry in our guest book at
      www.kotchfuneralhome.com. January 22, 1916 - July 2, 2007 Sign the
      Guest Book at www.wacotrib.com

      Rosary & Visitation
      Wed. July 4, 2007 , 7 pm - 8 pm at Kotch Funeral Home
      Mass of Christian Burial
      Thu. July 5, 2007 , 10 a.m at St. Mary's Church of the Assumption

      Published in the Waco Tribune-Herald on 7/3/2007.
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